(Pdf Read) Lolita Author Vladimir Nabokov

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  • Lolita Author Vladimir Nabokov
  • Vladimir Nabokov
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  • 28 June 2018
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Lolita Author Vladimir Nabokov Download ñ 106 Review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Vladimir Nabokov Summary Lolita Author Vladimir Nabokov Ury s novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author s use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tendernessAwe and exhilaration along with heartbreak and mordant wit abound in this account of the aging Humbert Humbert. Pushing the boundaries of what acceptable literature can actually be Lolita is very much a piece of art For many years I kept hearing about this book the content sounding disturbing and perhaps even slightly fascinating It s a book that s central theme is one of the darkest elements of mankind paedophilia And although such a thing is beyond revolting it is used to tell the tale of a very lost and very lonely man Humbert is a man to be pitied pitied because he actually exists A child in Pushing the boundaries of what acceptable literature can actually be Lolita is very much a piece of art For many years I kept hearing about this book the content sounding disturbing and perhaps even slightly fascinating It s a book that s central theme is one of the darkest elements of mankind paedophilia And although such a thing is beyond revolting it is used to tell the tale of a very lost and very lonely man Humbert is a man to be pitied pitied because he actually exists A child in a man s body unable to move on from what was to him the most perfect memory Humbert s obsession with youth takes on the form of paedophilia he becomes attracted to this idea of purity and develops strong sexual feelings towards it Humbert knows he is a monster but he just doesn t care To him his feelings are perfectly justifiable natural even He has an incredibly distorted view of the world thus we see the world through the eyes of an extremely unreliable narrator Perhaps unreliable is the wrong word He reports what he sees with utmost honesty however his perceptions of these experiences are well just wrong As a character study he is a very worthy subject In the wake of Freudian psychoanalysis Nabokov s novel is aware of the rising field of psychology Humbert is a walking contradiction He is at times unbelievably arrogant and at other times he is timid and weak he is passive yet manipulative he derides nothing from life other than a person sense of sexual gratification it s all he lives for He has an exceedingly narrow range of interests he scrutinises everything and remembers the most minor of details He is charming but at other times completely socially awkward I think it wouldn t be too far a thing to suggest that there are elements of Autism within his personality He is obsessive about things about his work and his Lolita Ironically at one point he expresses succinct knowledge of Freud and at another he demonstrates complete ignorance towards Freud s psychosexual stages of development So who exactly is this Humbert Humbert is lost he is lost in life and he is lost within himself he is hopeless looking for any sense of light in his life Unfortunately this projection of desperation takes on the form of a child He falls in love with Lolita and what she represents to him But of course it s not real love Lolita is just a sexual object to him not a person So what follows is a story of a man who has convinced himself that his actions are perfectly justified When he takes a twelve year old child in his arms it is perfectly fine to his mind because she comes willing Never mind the fact that he has crafted a situation so that she responds to his advances She is vulnerable and completely alone in the world she has no one to turn to in her moment of grief and the snake is ready to lungeNabokov describes some truly disturbing scenes though he does so with elouence bordering on the genius Sounds odd considering what I have just described The content of the book is vile Humbert is vile but in a fictionalised world we have to look beyond that The world is seen through the eyes of Humbert so everything we see is what he sees and what he experiences Nabokov uses free indirect style to narrate some harrowing scenes the content is vile but the language is beautiful Again this is what Humbert experiences As troubling as this book may be I argue that this has very strong place in the literary world Nabokov explores the mind of a sexual predator and I think as readers we can learn a great deal in the process We can see how the psychological make up of such an individual is formed and we can see what they think and they feel To understand such a man is the first step towards stopping him and recognising this behaviour in other men As a reviewer I find it of vital importance to read the reviews of others There s a uote on the back of my book from one such review it says and I uote There s no funnier monster in modern literature than poor doomed Humbert Humbert I cannot uite describe how angry that uote makes me There is nothing funny about LolitaThis book is terribly serious in content and Humbert is not a man to be laughed at What we have is a deeply disturbed individual one confused and drifting through life cold and utterly broken inside and he is about to ruin the life of a young girl I don t laugh at this book I weep at its brillianceYou can connect with me on social media via My Linktree

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Lolita Author Vladimir Nabokov Download ñ 106 Review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Vladimir Nabokov Summary Lolita Author Vladimir Nabokov When it was published in Lolita immediately became a cause c l bre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist But Vladimir Nabokov s wise ironic elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth cent. Now this is going to be embarrassing to admitAs we all should know reading and enjoying a book is largely about interpretation People are not the same and we all view things differently one individual might see a relationship in a book as passionate while another could see it as damaging When characters make bad decisions some will view it as stupidity and others will view it as an accurate representation of humanity s imperfections Not only that but time often changes the way one p Now this is going to be embarrassing to admitAs we all should know reading and enjoying a book is largely about interpretation People are not the same and we all view things differently one individual might see a relationship in a book as passionate while another could see it as damaging When characters make bad decisions some will view it as stupidity and others will view it as an accurate representation of humanity s imperfections Not only that but time often changes the way one person sees things A teenager does not usually have the same outlook on life and relationships that someone of thirty does and neither of them have the same outlook as someone of seventy doesSo it s time that I admit when reading this at thirteen my younger brain actually romanticised Humbert s depravity and saw the relationship between him and Lolita as some tragic love affair It was surprise surprise Tatiana s review that made me wonder if I d had a screw loose when reading this years ago Her interpretation was so far from what I remembered that I simply had to find time for a re read This summer I did just that I am going to point the shameful finger of blame at my age when I first read it I was as fooled by Humbert as the young Lolita wasHumbert is not a reliable narrator his declaration that Lolita was responsible for seducing him is repulsive and wrong Because in the end an adult has no excuse for having sex with a child even if they re walking around half naked and offering themselves up adults have a responsibility not to take advantage of children And I now realise this case is no exception This is not some tragic romantic tale about forbidden love it is the story of how a grown man repeatedly raped a young girl The fact that it is so easy to be taken in by him either says something about how brilliant a writer Nabokov is which he is or how much society still loves to blame the victimI don t know whether to feel better about my original feelings or be horrified that even the description for the audiobook describes the novel asa love story almost shocking in its beauty and tendernessAnd I also know that I have no right to criticise other people who saw it in such a way but I would ask you to read it again to look beyond Humbert s snivelling and self pity to see the man who considers murdering a woman so he can be free to have sex with her twelve year old daughter the man who feels sorry for himself when a young girl doesn t want to have sex with him because she s still hurt from the last time Is that love Maybe it was for a thirteen year old looking through Humbert s perverted eyes but I m glad I understand it better nowNabokov has written a brilliant and disturbing novel my opinion of it hasn t changed in that respect I found it surprisingly easy to read and became absorbed uickly even all those years ago His portrayal of Humbert s perverted mind is scarily good perhaps even too good if people can so easily be convinced to side with a paedophile which is often regarded as the ultimate crime of all isn t it Even cold blooded murderers go after prisoners who ve messed with kids And as much as I feel ashamed for being so taken in by Humbert I know that it s not just me who was fooled Hell even the GR description proves it But believe me Lolita is a victim and no amount of saddening flashbacks to Humbert s past can change that Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr

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Lolita Author Vladimir Nabokov Download ñ 106 Review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Vladimir Nabokov Summary Lolita Author Vladimir Nabokov S obsessive devouring and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America but most of all it is a meditation on love love as outrage and hallucination madness and transformati. LUST AND LEPIDOPTERY Legend of a Licentious Logophile 1 Libidinous linguist lusts after landlady s lass2 Lecherous lodger weds lovelorn landlady3 Landlady loses life4 Lascivious lewd looks after little Lolita5 Lubricious Lolita loves licking lollipops lambitively6 Licentious lecturer loves Lolita louchely7 Lechery lands lusty lamister in legal limbo8 Lachrymose libertine languishes in lockup